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Art Show
"2020 Annual Juried Student Art Show" Opening Reception
Join us for the opening reception of the "2020 Annual Juried Student Art Show" at Central Piedmont Community College. The reception will be held on Central Campus, Overcash Center, 1st floor in the Ross Gallery. Juror Christopher Thomas of UNCG
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Art Talk
"Harmony with an Edge" Artist Lecture by Alice Ballard
Join for an artist lecture by Alice Ballard as she she discusses her work from the exhibition "Harmony with an Edge". The lecture will be held at Central Piedmont Community College, Central Campus, Overcash Center, 2nd floor in Tate Hall. Reception to follow immediately afterwards in the Overcash Gallery.
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Art Show
"Harmony with an Edge" Opening Reception
Join us at Central Piedmont Community College for Alice Ballard's opening reception of "Harmony with an Edge". The reception will take place on Central Campus, Overcash Center, 1st floor in the Overcash Gallery
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Community Event, Food/Tasting, Holiday, Social Event, For the Family
"Luck of the Irish" FAB Crawl
Crawl with us during the "Luck of the Irish" FAB Crawl (Food, Art & Brew) in downtown Morganton. Retailers, Restaurants, Breweries, Pubs, and Art Studios are participating in the FAB Crawl on Saturday, March 14th. This FAB Crawl will include some Irish favorites: chef's specials, GREEN beer, music and more await all FAB Crawlers. Also, the Ridgeline Trolley will be available for you to ride from spot to spot in downtown, free of charge! And perhaps you'll spy a leprechaun or two during your visit! How do you participate? Each business will provide "crawlers" a punch card to get "punched" at each business visited. Visit at least 13 participating businesses and enter for a chance to win some great prizes!! Three lucky winners will receive an awesome prize package! There is no cost to participate. Total of 27 downtown businesses participating! Visit us at for more info!
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Painting, Museum, Gallery
"Vandals Make Your Mark" Gaston County Museum Painting Day
Gaston County Museum of Art and History in collaboration with Student Life, Ross and Overcash Galleries will host an outside painting event. Students and community are invited to join in on the fun as we paint the area beside Worrell Gym and Sloan Morgan Building. This will be a one day event where GCMAH will teach our students painting techniques, mixing of color, and application of washable paint in an effort to connect, engage and collaborate with our Central Piedmont Community.
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Business, Computers/Technology, Education, Social Event
#ReinventTheWheel 2.0, a 24-hour Data Hackathon Sponsored by American Tire Distributors
American Tire Distributors (ATD), North America’s largest tire distributor, is excited to sponsor Reinvent the Wheel 2.0 – a 24-hour data hackathon. ATD is searching for 20 teams of the sharpest data science minds that’ll be competing to solve a real-world problem, with real data, and deliver an actionable solution. (think Shark Tank for hackers). Reinvent the Wheel 2.0 is more than just an opportunity to hack – it’s an opportunity to contribute to reinventing an industry, show off your skills, network in an inspiring setting, and win great prizes. All participants (current students, young professionals, established data scientists and experienced developers) are welcome – though you’ll need skills in coding (R/Python), data visualization and basic data science knowledge in order to complete the challenge! Interested in an opportunity to contribute to reinventing an industry, show off your skills, and network with some of the sharpest data science minds? Visit for more details. Space is limited. For media inquiries, please contact
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Comedy, Comedy/Drama, Shakespeare, Play
[They Fight] 2.0 - the best battles brawls, and blade-brandishing in literature
Back by popular demand, Free Reign Theatre Company is proud to reprise this stage combat heavy show with more sword-swinging and brawling. New fights from some of your favorite classical stories penned by literary icons such as Dumas, Shakespeare, and Rostand (and bringing back your favorites) will put you on the edge of your seat. This call and response production will get your heart pounding for Hamlet, laughing with Little John, and yelling “All for One and One for All!” with the 3 Musketeers. From the page to the stage, mark your calendars for an event fit for the Queen [City]! **Recommended for ages 10+** **Please note this show has simulated violence with stage combat weapons and the use of one staged gunshot**
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Ceramics/Pottery, Art Show, Design
12th Anniversary Celebration of Seagrove Potters
Celebration of Spring April 18 and 19, 2020 12th Annual Celebration of Spring Kiln Openings Weekend in Seagrove, NC. Join us in a self-guided pottery tour of individual shops, galleries, studios and workshops. Visit shops and galleries for a behind the scenes experience of a 200 year old tradition. Shop for pottery pieces fresh from the kilns, see demonstrations, go on studio tours and enjoy refreshments. Visit our website to see what the individual shops have in store for you. Win a gift certificate and more!
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17th Annual St. Patrick's Day Block Party
Join us for a day of Irish shenanigans! A full day of bars, food, music, vendors, and everything Irish. Help us celebrate our 17th annual St. Patrick's Day block party! See you soon!
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Social Event
2020 Best Buddies Friendship Walk
The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the number one walk in the country raising awareness and funds to support inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). When you walk with us, you can also expect to dance, laugh, smile and make a new friend. It will be one big party! But the best part? You’ll be growing your local Best Buddies programs dedicated to one-to-one friendships, leadership development, and integrated job opportunities for individuals with IDD. Every walk is the chance to show our communities how far we’ve come. It’s also the perfect way to celebrate the abilities and uniqueness within of us all. Join us! The party wouldn’t be the same without you!
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